One of the most impressive aspects of the European heritage to the modern visitor is the perceptible unity that ties certain values, forms and sounds together. The emotional and aural impact of an early Christian chant is not distant from the spatial experience stepping inside a Romanesque church, while polyphonic music and Gothic cathedrals reveal a surprisingly intertwined visual and acoustical structure.
On Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6:00 PM CST, join UNO Medieval/Renaissance Studies in a virtual conversation with award-winning composer Roberto Andreoni, Professor of Composition at the Rossini Conservatory of Pesaro, Italy. Maestro Andreoni will explore how the development of Music, Art, Architecture, Sciences and Urban Design flourished for centuries in Italy and Europe always interdependent and inseparable from the cultures that generated it.
This virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required: Register Here
About the speaker: Roberto Andreoni studied Music Composition first at the Conservatorio G.Verdi of Milan and then at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Music. While in the United States, he recorded some of his solo, chamber and theatrical works, which have been broadcasted (RAI, BBC, KKSF, Vatican Radio) and published (Rai Trade, BMG, Suvini Zerboni, Eco, Rodaviva). He is a Professor of Composition at the Rossini Conservatory of Pesaro, and frequently guest lectures in Italy, Switzerland and the United States.
In addition to his academic endeavors, he is also an award-winning composer (BEA Award – Best Event in Italy for year 2009) of audio-visual installations, soundtracks and stage music. His compositions have been performed in Europe, United States, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Pakistan. His works have been played at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, La Scala in Milan, the Biennale in Venice, and the Settembre Musica Festival in Turin. His Opera Sì was successfully staged in Bergamo.
This program is sponsored by UNO History Department, Art History Department, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the College of St. Mary and the Cathedral Arts Project.